Amazon Prime has some of the best movies available on Prime Video.
Netflix and Hulu certainly give Amazon Prime a run for its money when it comes to TV shows and movies. Because few of us stick to one genre, Amazon has a great selection of movies and TV shows.
Amazon Prime is stacked with must-see comedy, drama, and horror films. No matter your preferred genre, there’s something for everyone on the streaming platform to watch. There are movies in every genre, from rom-coms to sci-fi to action films.
Prime has some of the best movies on the streaming platform. The streaming platform has a one-up on Netflix when it comes to recent, critically acclaimed movies. Amazon Prime and Hulu are where you come for that Oscar-winning movie you didn’t get to catch in theaters.
My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2022)
Director: Damon Thomas
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Chris Lowell, Clayton Royal Johnson
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 36m
Rotten Tomatoes: 50% (Critics), 42% (Audience)
My Best Friend’s Exorcism is based on the book of the same name by Grady Hendrix. It follows Abby Rivers (Elsie Fisher) and Gretchen Lang (Amiah Miller), two best friends whose lives are forever changed. A satanic murder took place in an abandoned building near their other friend Margaret’s (Rachel Ogechi Kanu’s) lake house. As the girls stumble upon something terrifying, they split up and run, but Gretchen falls behind. Upon returning for her BFF, Abby finds her unharmed physically, but her appearance seems to have changed. Having difficulty pinpointing what’s wrong with Gretchen, Abby investigates, eventually discovering that Gretchen is in fact possessed. You’ll soon find yourself happily immersed in a world of teenage angst, demons, and neon fanny packs as this game playoff classic exorcism tropes.
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell
Genre: Action, Thriller
Runtime: 2h 16m
Rotten Tomatoes:68% (Critics), 88% (Audience)
This heart-pounding heist flick stars Michael Bay and an all-star cast. Upon discovering that his wife Amy (Moses Ingram) needs a new experimental cancer surgery to save her life, Danny Sharp (Jake Gyllenhaal) turns to his brother, lifelong criminal Will (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) for assistance. After setting their sights high, the gang of criminals robbed a bank briefly before an errant cop intervened. A cop is accidentally shot by the two brothers, who flee in an ambulance with him as a hostage. With the LAPD and FBI on their tails, the brothers must now race around the city to save this police officer.
All the Old Knives (2022)
Director: Janus Metz Pedersen
Cast: Chris Pine, Thandie Newton, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Williams, Laurence Fishburne
Genre: Thriller, Romance
Runtime: 1h 41
Rotten Tomatoes:64% (Critics), 45% (Audience)
Hollywood’s long-dead hard-boiled spy thriller All the Old Knives brings espionage’s brains back to life. After eight years of thinking he had closed a case, Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) is forced to reopen it. Following the discovery that the investigation had been compromised by a mole, Henry returns to Vienna, Austria to confront former allies and lovers. As one’s job and country are tangling with matters of the heart, loyalty to one’s job and the country is also at stake. The more Henry sort through the web of lies, the more tangled his own thoughts become, putting not only his own life in danger but also the public. By emulating classics like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Hitchcock’s Notorious, director Janus Metz Pedersen creates a looming sense of doom in every scene.
Director: Martin Campbell
Cast: Liam Neeson, Monica Bellucci, Guy Pearce, Ray Stevenson
Runtime: 1h 54m
Rotten Tomatoes:28% (Critics), 81% (Audience)
This Liam Neeson action flick has the plot and punches to keep you entertained throughout. As an assassin, Alex Lewis (Neeson) has worked his way up through the ranks. Despite having rules, Alex declines to kill a little girl when he is asked to do so by the world’s most notorious crime syndicate. After running from the syndicate’s retribution, Alex soon finds himself on the FBI’s radar. As Alex’s survival skills have led him to seniority, they have also cursed him with early-onset Alzheimer’s. With no idea who he can trust, Alex must try and escape while navigating a list of friends who share a history of employment and a sense of loyalty based on money.
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Director: Mark Tonderai
Cast: Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine, Lorraine Burroughs, Tumisho Masha
Runtime: 1h 31m
RottenTomatoes: 49% (Critics), 56% (Audience)
Spell tells the story of Marquis (Omari Hardwick), an Appalachian native on his way home to attend his father’s funeral. Marquis left the rural backwoods of his youth due to its superstitious, old religious ways, and has since married and had two children in modern society. Taking his family to the funeral, he is forced to crash land on their plane due to a storm. The moment Marquis wakes up injured and alone in the house of Ms.Eloise (Loretta Devine), a black magic practitioner, he begins to suspect that both he and his family are at risk.
Director: Annie Silverstein
Cast: Rob Morgan, Amber Havard, Yolonda Ross
Runtime: 1h 45m
Rotten Tomatoes:90% (Critics), 89% (Audience)
Bull is a wild ride with all the character development you’d expect from an indie film, but none of the boredom. After trashing her neighbor Abe’s (Rob Morgan) house, troubled teen Kris (Amber Harvard) faces prison time. As long as the willful girl helps him at work, Abe decides not to press charges against her. His job is to entertain bull riders at rodeos. As a former bull rider himself, he slowly teaches Kris about the sport and the animals, giving her a sense of self-respect and helping him to regain his own. A coming-of-age story unlike anything else you’ve seen before, this story will blow your mind.
The Outfit (2022)
Director: Graham Moore
Cast: Zoey Deutch, Mark Rylance, Dylan O’Brien, Johnny Flynn, Simon Russell Beale
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 1h 45m
Rotten Tomatoes:85% (Critics), 92% (Audience)
Amazon’s Prime top selected movie. A seemingly innocent receptionist, Mable (Zoey Deutch), works alongside Leonard Burling (Mark Rylance), an elderly tailor working in 1956 Chicago. A mobster and his injured companion burst in on Leonard late one night while he was working. As more gangsters flood into the tailor’s little shop, he discovers why and what the mobsters are hiding as he sews up the man under gunpoint. In place of cliché violence, top-tier actors and a scripted script keep you guessing until the end. It’s one of streaming’s most unique crime movies right now, combining Chicago mobs with psychological thrillers.
Director: Julius Avery
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Sophia Tatum, Martin Starr
Runtime: 1h 39m
Rotten Tomatoes:40% (Critics), 75% (Audience)
When Joe (Sylvester Stallone) saves his 13-year-old neighbor Sam (Javon Walton) from bullies, Sam begins to suspect that Joe is not your typical senior citizen. As they become friends, the boy soon discovers the old man is the long-thought-dead superhero Samaritan. With the truth revealed, the city’s newest baddie, Cyrus (Pilou Asbæk), tries to take Joe down. In an attempt to capture the once-invulnerable hero, Cyrus decides to kidnap Sam. The Samaritan is forced once again to make peace with his demons, or he will lose the ones he loves. Samaritan is an action-packed superhero film that mixes gritty violence with blue-collar characters.
The Lost City (2022)
Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1h 52
Rotten Tomatoes: 79% (Critics), 83% (Audience)
The Lost City is aiming to steal Indiana Jones’ treasure-hunting crown. Channing Tatum convinces widow and acclaimed romance novelist Dr. Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) to go on a book tour with the cover model for her novel. During the tour, Loretta is kidnapped by a crazy treasure-hunter billionaire after he realizes the books are based on her late husband’s research. While secretly in love with the woman who brought him fame, Alan sets out to rescue the good doctor, but both of them end up lost in the jungle. As Loretta and her bumbling savior search for real-life treasure, their lives are on the line. Incredibly action-packed, hilarious, and star-studded, there’s no reason not to stream The Lost City on Amazon Prime right now.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Director: Jeff Fowler
Cast: Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, James Marsden, Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Tika Sumpter
Genre: Family, Action
Runtime: 2h 2m
Rotten Tomatoes: 69% (Critics), 96% (Audience)
It’s the sequel to the video game-inspired hit Sonic the Hedgehog from 2020 that offers all the family fun you love with a few more notable twists. When Sonic (Ben Schwartz) defeats Doctor Robotnik (Jim Carrey), he finds out he’s not very good at small things. Knuckles (Idris Elba) helps Robotnik make a quick return to Earth so he doesn’t have to wait long. Having learned Knuckles’ purpose, Sonic and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey) set out to foil Knuckles’ plan and stop Robotnik for good. It is an astounding success that fans of the game, parents, and kids can all easily enjoy after an increase in budget, more classic video game characters, and a more daring script for the blue-haired hedgehog’s second outing.